SAMPLE PLEDGE REQUEST LETTER
Dear [Insert Name],
I am very excited to share with you that I will be running in the Bank of America Chicago
Marathon on Sunday, October 7, 2012. In addition to my personal goal to complete the 26.2
mile race, I have teamed up with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago to raise
support and awareness for their Neighbors in Need Fund.
Catholic Charities started the Neighbors in Need Fund in 2009 to support the increasing number
of people across the Chicago area —our friends and neighbors— who are struggling with food
and housing insecurity. Last year alone, these centers provided nearly 2.5 million meals worth of
groceries, and connected thousands of people from all over the city and suburbs with more than
$3.8 million in one-time emergency relief from eviction or utility disconnection to prevent
This daunting task is definitely not something Catholic Charities can accomplish alone, and that
is why I have chosen to pledge my support and am hoping that you will do the same! Team
Catholic Charities’ runners raised a net of over $103,000 in their first year. I hope to play a
major role in smashing that goal in 2012.
I have recently created a fundraising pledge page at [insert your personal fundraising
website from active.com]. Please join me in supporting Catholic Charities and visit my Team
Catholic Charities website today! I truly appreciate your consideration.
To learn more about Catholic Charities, you can visit www.catholiccharities.net. You will quickly
understand why I am committed to supporting such an amazing organization.
Every donation makes a difference. Thank you so much for your support!